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My 10 favorite Reads in 2020

I was on a book funk many times this year and as I look back at the books I've read it somewhat makes sense. Although I read some amazing books I did a disservice to myself by not reading as many books from my favorite subgenres as I should have and consequently there were a lot of 'middle of the road' reads. Books that many of you would love but that just aren't my thing, like rom-coms -I like them but I rarely love them. 

And so, for the first time ever, I will actually have a Top 10 list. If you guys remember, usually I pick 2 to 3 favorites for every month of the year, this time I just could not do that. Wasn't 2020 just great? 

Negativity aside, I read some OUTSTANDING books this last 12 months that I think you should all give a try. And -surprise surprise- they are not all romance at all. Only 4 romance books made my list! How weird is that? 99% of what I read is romance... 

Here we go (in order read through the year, they are all 5+ stars):

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- In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

Women lit. 

- Passion and Ink by Naima Simone

Contemporary Romance. 

- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Young Adult. Prequel to The Hunger Games. Dystopia. 

- Ten Count by Rhito Takarai

BL Manga.

- Don't Hex and Drive by Juliette Cross

Paranormal Romance. RomCom.

- Voyeur by Fiona Cole

Romance. Erotica.

- Vows in Name Only by Naima Simone

Contemporary Romance.

- Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten

Historical Fiction.

Review by my friend and coworker in the store's website.

- The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab

Fantasy. 

- Bright Ruin by Vic James

Young Adult.

I do not have a review yet. But here is the Review for Book 1 in the series! That was all the way back in 2017, I was still learning the ropes of blogging. The series only got better from there. 

And that is a wrap! I loved every single one of these books and I cannot recommend them enough. I hope you all had an amazing reading year and my wish is that your 2021 be the best reading year you have ever read!

Keep reading. Keep dreaming. 

 



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